John R. Fuller P.C.

1736 Race Street
Denver, CO 80206

(303) 597-4500

Summertime Injuries

Experienced Colorado Personal Injury Lawyer

Summertime should be a wonderful and carefree time. Long bicycle rides, swimming at the lake with friends and mountain hiking await all Colorado residents during the warm summer months. Unfortunately, the summer is also a time when a variety of summertime injuries occur – to adults and children alike. These injuries can range from mild scrapes and fractures to more serious head injuries and even death.

Summertime Injuries – Drowning

Swimming in both swimming pools and nearby lakes and streams can be a fun way to spend a lazy summer day. But when the proper safety precautions are not taken, serious and deadly summertime accidents can occur. Nonfatal drownings can cause brain damage that may result in long-term disabilities – including memory problems, learning disabilities, and permanent loss of basic functioning.

Drowning Statistics:

  • In 2005 there were 3,582 fatal unintentional drownings in the United States.
  • Ten people drown every day in the United States.
  • An additional 710 people died, from drowning and other causes, in boating-related incidents.
  • More than one in four fatal drowning victims are children 14 and younger.
  • For every child who dies from drowning, another four received emergency department care for nonfatal submersion injuries.

Other Summertime Injuries

Other summertime injuries involve wheeled vehicles. Bicycles, skateboards and ATVs are often the cause of severe and life threatening injuries. Compound fractures, spinal cord injuries and traumatic brain injuries are just some of the severe injuries bicyclists and skateboarders can face. Injuries from motor vehicle accidents, improper roadway maintenance or another person’s negligence may leave bicyclists and skateboarders with severe injuries that require years of therapy and medical treatments. If you or a loved one was injured in a summertime accident, it is important to consult a Colorado personal injury attorney immediately. If your injuries were the result of another person’s negligence, you may be entitled to compensation for medical expenses, rehabilitation, lost wages, pain and suffering. If the accident involved the death of a loved one, a wrongful death lawsuit can be filed against the negligent parties. Colorado Car Accident Law Firm

Contact a Denver and Aurora Attorney

If you have been injured or have had a loved one injured or killed in a summertime accident in the Denver area or elsewhere in Colorado, Fuller Law can help. John Fuller has years of experience helping his clients get the compensation they deserve for their injuries. Contact us today to learn more about your legal options and to receive your free initial consultation. Bookmark and Share